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    DescriptionBy December 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army had advanced into the heartland of China and reached toward their inevitable climax: Nanjing, China's capital and glorious ancient city nestled at the base of the Purple Mountain, was besieged. The government had fled, leaving several hundred thousand civilians and soldiers behind, among them a twelve-year-old girl. To face the unthinkable. An unprecedented historical novel, Purple Mountain presents a riveting, profoundly intimate portrait of Nanjing and its people during the first six days after its fall to the Japanese army. Within the city walls are men and women, young and old, soldiers and civilians, Chinese and a dozen foreigners, all caught up in the whirling, turbulent fires of history. The story, inspired by real historical events and people, probes deeply into the souls of victims and perpetrators of war atrocities, and hails its unassuming heroes and heroines. It is a powerful allegory against the folly of war and the horrors of genocide. This WindsAsClouds edition is based on When the Purple Mountain Burns: A Novel published by the Long River Press (2005). Two Chinese editions (one in simplified Chinese and one in classic Chinese) were published in Shanghai and Hong Kong respectively in 2005. A screenplay Qi wrote on the same story has been optioned for production.

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    Purple Mountain
    A Story of the Rape of Nanking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shouhua Qi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN 13: 9781452873169
    ISBN 10: 145287316X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    18 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    North Charleston SC